ACAP-Hickory, a local chapter of ACAPcommunity, offers FREE educational programs to adult-child caregivers, other family caregivers and professionals in the Hickory, NC area. Programs are held the second Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Hickory. Hope you will join us!
When Mom or Dad Goes to the Hospital: What Families Need to Know
Date / Time: Tuesday, February 13, 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: Fellowship Hall, Mt. Olive Lutheran Church (2780 N. Center, Street, Hickory)
Presenter: Jonell Fields, RN, Transitions of Care Manager, Catawba Valley Medical Center
Sometimes, conditions cause our aging parents or other loved ones to wind up at the hospital, either in the Emergency Department or as an inpatient, admitted for several days. The complexity of healthcare these days can make the experience extremely confusing and stressful for the patient and for families. What do we need to know? Who can help? What’s the difference between being in the hospital for observation versus being admitted as a patient, and what are the ramifications of each of the scenarios? And, when it comes time for discharge, who can help put the pieces together?
Jonell Fields, an experienced RN and transitions of care specialist, will help ACAP-Hickory attendees:
Hope you will join us for this important program!
To register for this FREE program, please contact Frances Hall — 1-877-599-ACAP (1-877-599-2227).
Although designed for adult-child caregivers, ACAP programs are open to all.
ACAP-Hickory 2018 Programs
ACAP-Hickory provides information, resources, support and community for adult-children as we care for our aging parents and for ourselves. ACAP-Hickory meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:30-7:00 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church (2780 North Center Street, Hickory). (Please note that the December program is scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month.) While the cost-free monthly educational programs are designed for adult-child caregivers, sessions are open to all who are interested. Advance registration is strongly encouraged in order to facilitate planning. To register for ACAP-Hickory programs, please email fhall@ACAPcommunity.org or call, toll-free, 1-877-599-ACAP (1-877-599-2227).
|Date and Time||Topic||Presenter|
|Tuesday, January 9||Who, What, Why, When, Where and How: Area Resources for Mom, Dad and Me||Presenter: Mary Mitchell, Family Caregiver Support Specialist, Western Piedmont Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging|
|Tuesday, February 13||When Mom or Dad Goes to the Hospital: What Families Need to Know||Presenter: Jonell Fields, RN, Transitions of Care Manager, Catawba Valley Medical Center
|Tuesday, March 13||Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior & Project C.A.R.E. Support||
Presenters: Julie Cook-Walker, Education Specialist, Foothills Region, Alzheimer’s Association, and Karen Phoenix, Project C.A.R.E. Family Consultant, Area Agency on Aging, Western Piedmont Council of Governments
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